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. it was 71 years ago that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling the country into world war ii. more than 2100 americans were killed on this day. 7:55 hawaii time marking the moment the bombing began. national guard aircraft will fly overhead in the missing man formation as well. >>> and here in the bay area. one of the most visible pearl harbor is the annual lighting of the beacon. survivors of the attack will gather there this afternoon for the annual ceremony. the pearl harbor survivors association has been doing this every year since 1964. there are not a lot left, though, sadly after all those years. >>> it4:52, the going the extra mile. the unique way one bay area city is luring in shoppers. >>> and why dozens of television channels suddenly went dark in the bay area. >>> and it's santa's busy time but that doesn't mean he can't take a minute to bust a move. we're dancing with santa when we come back. ,,,,,,,, there are hundreds of ways people use lysol disinfectant spray. max's mom uses it on soft surfaces. it freshens, doesn't stain, and unlike febreze, it's approved
phone, smartphone. >>> developing news from japan this morning. tsunami warnings lifted now for the country after magnitude 7.3 quake hit overnight the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan near the miyagi prefecture. shaking could be felt across most of the country. video of the shaking in tokyo as it happened this is the news agency where lights swayed in the office building, terrified workers held on to desks. in japan they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get marri
earthquake rocks japan. >> we remain very concerned, very concerned. >> the u.s. considers military force to stop the violence in syria. >> reports he is considering using chemical weapons have some on capitol hill calling for the president to get tough with the the dictator. >> a dismal unemployment report,. >> most economists predict 80,000 jobs were added in september. >> local fishermen furious after a crab scab crossing their picket line. >> it's going to have to be. we weren't going to come back without her. >> a miracle in the mountains, the family of a woman stranded for six nights in the sierra shares her incredible story of survival. >> my sister may be little but she's mighty. she loves life. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. and i'm frank mallicoat. >>> good morning everyone, it's friday december 7th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. a 7.3 earthquake struck today near japan. >> it was centered off the northeastern coast. several people have been injured. cate cauguiran is in the news
strong quake that went on for about 90 seconds. >> major earthquake rocks northeast japan. >> the quake measured 7.3, centered in the pacific ocean. >> in the same area that suffered severe damage from a powerful quake and tsunami last year. >> the quake shook buildings as far as tokyo. >> fortunately, no major damage or injuries. >>> this morning the labor department says 146,000 jobs were added in november and unemployment fell to 7.7%. >> hurricane sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. clearly, you do have an improving situation here. >> the message we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. >> we've only got 25 days until the fiscal cliff. >> according to "new york times," house speaker john ba boehner has asked democratic leaders to step aside so he and the president can negotiate a deal one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a s
cac up 11%. thailand up 43%. japan up 6%. year to date, the usa is up over 12%. that ain't bad. let's bring in our pal, jim iuor iuorio. you know, jim, it's turning out to be a very good year and it's turning out to be a very good year on a global basis. >> no doubt about it. but let's break it down. japan's stock market has rallied huge because of promise of liquidity injections and doveishness. the same thing can be said for europe and for the u.s. around the globe, everyone's squeezing interest rates and forcing money to seek yield wherever it can. it could have followthrough in japan. europe has run kind of far -- the market has chosen to believe that europe's problems are somewhat behind us. i don't really share that philosophy. but i think this move is interesting. >> but the european financial risk fear indicators look great. in fact, these financial indicators look great worldwide. i agree with you trat central banks are greasing the wheels. but in a very gloomy world, a very gloomy psychology where the worst case becomes the most talked-about case, at some point don't the m
.3 magnitude earthquake in japan. the quake striking off the northeastern coast but felt as far away as tokyo. japanese authorities say no problems are detoebgted at the nuclear power plants closes to the epicenter. it triggered a three foot tsunami in the same area devastated in last year's disaster. no deaths reported. more on this story out of japan coming up in a live report. jenna: right now brand-new stories and breaking news. jon: house speaker john boehner coming out on top. what was the intra party skirmish all about? we have the answers. a big seat to fill, they call him the king maker. conservative senator jim demint calling it quits who. will step in and what the change will mean for the next congress. if you're looking for an out of this world vacation, yes, you can have it literally, a trip to the moon for two, we are guessing it is all-inclusive, the whole story and the stunning price tag, all "happening now." good morning to you on this friday, the jobs numbers are in for november. i'm jon scott help the. >> reporter: i'm heather wheuld dreshelp the heather childress in nor je
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more competitive. meanwhile, the bank of japan was debating measures to -- joining us now, allen capper is with us around this table. when we talk about the yen, how important is this weakness? and do you expect this trade to be for 2013? >> i think this is probably the single most important thing the europeans ought to be watching. it's clear that the change in japanese policy, if by the time we get to q4 next year, you will see stronger japanese numbers, there would be a stronger temptation to carry out much more massive qe and fiscal stimulus. it's too early to say, but i think we need to watch japan carefully. >> currency wars is what ur use saying. >> absolutely. and i like his idea about fiscal stimulus through official use of the funds. it's a very interesting strategy. >> ur r it seems to me the next level of this is you have to bloef the government can achieve this. how are they going to be able to shake off inflation? >> the key look is to acknowledge that inflation is not the problem. when you talk to investors good qe, they're concerned about the inflationary impact. my mind
or no major damage reported in japan following a quake there at rush hour. >> this is centered off the northeastern coast of japan, the same region devastated by a quake ask tsunami in march, 2011. japan says it was actually an after shock. early warnings gave coastal higher ground. that quake shook buildings in tokyo, 100 miles away. >> a strong earthquake rattled new zealand. the quake struck the country's north island about 10:20 our k 130 miles away. no major damage has been reported a tsunami alert was not issued. >> a fan attending a raiders game remains in serious condition. we've got some video there. that is not the story. let me tell you what happened. witnesses say he jumped from the upper deck. officials say it happened on the west side during first quarter of the raiders game with the broncos. >> the man landed on the upper concourse. he was conscious when he left so far no word on why this man may have jumped. >> a man refusing to climb off a scaffold along the embarcadero. he's been up there two and a half hours, police say he's the suspect in a battery case. a victi
. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up with a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, but little progress has been made. >>> a chinese ratings agency is putting the u.s. on negative watch citing troubles with long-term debt issues. on a statement on its web site,
hurt native species so that boat will be taken to the base yard and japan will be contacted to try if find in the owner wants it. >>> the chilling message from a man who shot and killed two firefighters. >>> and the find in the ashes of his burned out home. >>> and did he break the law on air? the journeyist under investigation. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. snoot dow is up but the nasdaq and s and p are down even though we have the report that showed the home price index better than expected. this fiscal cliff is still making traders nervous. >>> this may turn out to be a disappointing season for retailers. any new report shows retail sales are up just 7 tenths of one
-month high on the notion that the urbanization plan will gain spurs in the housing stocks there. japan, abe confirmed as prime minister there. the seventh prime minister in the past six years. we did see the yen hit a 20-month low against the u.s. dollar. notable lows against the euro as well. the topics in the nikkai the lowest in nine months. >> going back to his old job, that he had back in 2007. strange in and of itself. i wonder how long it will take for people to start talking about netflix after the outage going into christmas eve on social media. they were calling it no flix. and to blame amazon web services, which is one of their huge growth engines. a unit of the company they say is probably a tenth of its eventual size. >> one of the highest growth parts of amazon right now, the web services portion. their amazon is down 1.25%. i don't know if that's the reason. but it was the streaming center in northern virginia that was the source of the netflix outage. it's resolved, though, as far as we know. we don't know what sort of impacting -- >> i waste a vin't a victim, bu sure a lot
. we've been following the 7.3 earthquake that hit the northeast coast of japan. now a small tsunami about a meter high has also hit. when you take a look at this video, you can see the shaking. the tsunami warning is still going off. people are being urged to flee to higher ground. no reports of any damage or injuries. the power stations are open, but some airports are closed until the runways are inspected. this, you might remember, the same region that was hit by a massive quake back in march of 2011. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> today we could see the impact, the threat the fiscal cliff is having on our economy, even before the end of the year, the labor department will release its november jobs report this morning. many economists believe fewer than 100,000 new jobs were created this month. that may be because companies are waiting to hire more companies until after the financial crisis is resolved. superstorm sandy likely had an impact on the unemployment rate economisted expect the unemployment rate to remain at 7.9%. >>> president obama says this northern vir
to that anxiety is that all? >> is the most problematic relationship now in japan and this is not good. i have to say i think japan probably hasn't played this as well as it might have, but i think on the other hand it would be fair to say also that it serves china's purposes to have something happening outside his orders which can rally people at home. there's a lot of complex things going on in each of these reactions to foreign movements outside. >> which makes your job complicated. i wonder if you go back to the news last week with the north koreans surprisingly, given reports of their technical difficulties but the long-range missile tests seem to fully back or not. >> we have been communicating with the chinese about the need to dissuade north korea from launching a missile. although they say for satellite into outer space it's using the same technology that's important, that would be used to launch a nuclear warhead. this type of missile technology is expressly covered under u.n. security council resolutions, prohibiting such testing of missiles and the type of technology, supported by
it will be a concern. we have thousands of troops stationed in japan and korea. there is talk of being able to reach los angeles or the western coast. no north korean test so far has reached that near abroad. bill: what would korea want to prove with this launch? >> always dangerous to try to climb into the mind of a north korean leader. but there would have to be a domestic component to the situation. there are important elections taking place in japan on the 16th and south korea on the 19th of this month. well within the range of this test that is scheduled to come in the coming days. influencing their neighbors and influencing politics and testing new ground with what would a second-term approach be with obama. bill: this is what we believe to be the ultimate range. 5,000 to 6,000 kilometers. 3,700 miles. china to the west here. in japan well within range of north korea were to be successful in developing this launch mechanism. here is hawaii. that's outside the range of the 6,000 kilometers. the question then begs how realistic is it that north korea would be a threat to the united states? >> th
of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimulus policy. the yen is sitting closes to the lowest level since september 2010 against the dollar. interesting here because now a lot of people are saying the best or the hottest trade in 2013 will, in fact, be long japanese stocks and short the yen because what's different this time around, now there is an actual target, 90 is the target. we know where it is going to go. if they are able to weaken the yen to that point, it is a core roll lary stocks will go higher, exactly what happened with the united states, ben bernanke ease he can the monetary policy and the 14% gain in the stock market this year. >> seen the yen basically strangling japanese exports for so long. >> exactly. >> so you know, obviously i the
acquisition from japan by the oakland as. >> the team is asking immediately to replace steven drew who signed with boston yesterday. today oakland's top brass is expected to announce the signing of japanese shortstop nakajima. he batted over .300 and was a seven-time all-star for a foreign team. >>> santiago cassill la- is resigned. cast >>> play the day. tennessee titans chris johnson with a 94-yard touchdown. he did it while wearing the names of all the victims of the connecticut school shooting. the td helped the titans beat the new york jets 14-10. it was a very ugly loss for the jets tell you the truth. they had an option to come back and win and didn't do it. mark sanchez fumbled that ball at the last minute. >> you watched the game? >> a little bit. i like football. >>> it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. >> but a mobile home park has been a fixture in the city since the '20s. they the landlords want to build high-end apartments. more than 100 low-income families live in the mobile home park including 125 children. >> it's been very stressful for 400 people arou
, a manga from japan, a lot of boys are into. >> what is the storyline. >> about a guy trapped in a hotel room for 15 years and afterwards is given a few days to figure out why he was trapped in the hotel room or he will be killed so it's a psychological thriller, it's very strange, it's different, and spike lee had a huge hit with "inside man" so he knows how to do thrillers. this could be a big hit for him. we have to wait and see. >> for people like me still catching up on the movies of 2012, if you had to pick the top five say that you should try to see not before the end of the year but maybe before the end of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in t
with his wife. he played for the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> shinzo abe has been elected in japan as prime minister. he held the same position six years ago, but resigned because of health problems. he says he's okay now and promised to revive the economy, address japan's debt and create a recovery plan for last last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. japan's economy sunk into recession two weeks ago. >>> 'tis now the season for gift cards and those returns. shoppers expected to flood the stores again today to return or exchange gifts that don't fit or they tonight want. an analyst tells "the wall street journal" 10% to 15% of coll holliday gifts come back as returns or exchanges. >> i don't have anything to return or exchange but i'm going to go to the store anyway, just to support the economy. because i enjoy it. >>> coming up, president obama heads back to the white house today to work on the ever looming fiscal cliff. can he cut a deal with republicans. >>> and david gregory may be in trouble of the law because of that a
in japan taking to the slopes this holiday season. you can see them here, skiing down the slope. they also handed out candy and took some kids for their own ride down the mountain on sleds. >> 4:52. we will be back, this live look outside at the golden gate bridge. traffic it is easy and light. many people on vacation. and a reminder to catch doctor phil right after the kron four morning news at 10 a-m. >> rihanna shows us what the season of giving is all about. plus, is ben affleck considering a move from elizabeth corridan has today's hollywood minute. >> she has donated or $1 million to the hospital in barbados. in honor of her grandmother. and also, ben f. le is thinking about the political agenda. >> i do not want to speculate about my political future. >> he was testifying about the ongoing crisis in the democratic republic. the topic, scored box office gold with the $36.7 million. tom cruise's new film also, those were $15.5 million in the first weekend. and also, the " this is 40 ". grossing $12 million. >> still ahead on the kron four morning news. the niners take on the night. lo
if it's debris from the japanese tsunami. state officials say the boat could have floated from japan to hawaii. but they need to document it before contacting the japanese government. so far, three confirmed pieces of tsunami debris have been found in the ocean. japan donated $5 million to the u.s. to handle tsunami debris. >>> anderson cooper suffers temporary blindness, after a reporting assignment on a sunny day in portugal. ly was on a boat for two hours. later that day, he developed a burning sensation in his eye and lost vision for a day. he wanted to warn people about the risk and encouraged everyone to wear sunglasses. >>> a fast food chain is breaking into the perfume business. pizza hut in canada has just released pizza-scented perfume. only 110 bottles were made. and were shipped to people who responded on a campaign on facebook. no word when it will be available in the u.s. >> does it smell like pepperoni or sausage? >> you could choose your topping. >> okay. way to get some attention. >>> it's a chilly afternoon. you'll definitely n
educate so he sophisticated japan, virtually nobody owns guns. if you want to get a gun, listen what you have to go through. you have to take a shooting and win test. a psychological test, you have to take a drug test. there are virtually no guns in japan. there's nothing of the kind that we tend to see here in the united states. our correspondent who was in japan for cnn for years and years now living in the united states covering newtown, listen to what she had to say about the comparison between those two places. >> i moved back to the u.s. this summer for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there aren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. i don't have the answer but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i have to tell you, it's the safest place i've ever lived. >> and yet, we can talk about a place that you covered as a journalist, the an toyate killings in norway, 2011, summer camp. 77 people
.s. allies, japan, south korea condemn the action. philippines, where the rocket landed 200 miles off its shore protested. japan is particularly upset because it flew over the okinawa islands where there is large u.s. presence. south korea is calling for more u.s. sanctions. the most important, china, they are saying want a moderate and prudent response. may well go to the u.n. security council this morning. back to you. martha: so how important is it for north korea's missile regime, missile program i should say they were able to launch this weapon successfully? they have seen several failures in the past? >> reporter: well it is a major scientific achievement if you look at it on that level even though a lot of their people are starving in the country. from what the experts are saying they're still a long way off from being able to fire a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. there is problems with the heat from reentry, things like that. but it's, they are moving towards that ballistic missile which could threaten in the future the u.s. mainland. but it does seem a political succes
badly. >> and world news of the cells they and japan a from the arctic is causing heavy snowfall there. at stake snow covering roads and cars you can see here is happening mainly on the japan sea side of the country. the snow has disrupted train service, among climbers. japanese officials say westerly winds have been pushing a mass toward japan since last week. >> this is a photograph taken at north star resort and eight more trails will open this weekend. nearly a foot of fresh snow overnight here. it will be the first time this season north star gas will be able to as he talked about in front and back on all of the trails. >> very cold conditions expected into the overnight hours. satellite and radar shows fog the cloud pattern as broad as isolated showers today. it is still off shore but we will keep the mostly clear. the system that brought the rain today is bringing a blast of cold air that will keep temperatures rarely chilly. another thing we will see into friday as more rain. let's talk more about tomorrow, cold conditions with the badgers and the 30. 29 and napa 30 and rose at
. the center fielder played with the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> the city of los angeles is holding its annual gun buyback today, several months ahead of schedule. the buyback program allows anyone to bring in guns and rifles in exchange for gift cards. the event is usually held in may but was changed to today in response to the connecticut school shootings nearly two weeks ago. we'll talk about that buyback program with the los angeles antonio villaraigosa in about 45 minutes. >>> do you have the right to know if your neighbor owns a gun? a new york newspaper says yes. it posted the gun permits in new york counties. each red dot represents a person who has a gun permit. police -- people whose names were posted on this site they're not very happy. we did reach out for a statement from the newspaper, it sent us one "the massacre in newtown, connecticut, remains at top-of-mind for many of our readers. our readers are understandably and keenly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods." joining me to talk about this is job tha
up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, japan by the oakland a's. s >>> good morning. we are waking up to clearing skies and temperatures dropping all across the bay area. look at concord, 37 degrees. 36 degrees in santa rosa. when will the rain head back to the bay area? we'll tell you. your seven-day forecast is coming up. >>> and the metering lights are on at the bay bridge toll plaza. big backup also because of a stalled vehicle at the toll plaza as well blocking lanes. troubles in palo alto and san jose. details on that in minutes. >>> well, san jose state university has named ron caragher as its new head football coach. >> maybe i can come in and bring some consistency and keep it, you know, just build off what coach mac did here and keep it at a high level. >> and he is a native of morgan hill. he has coached of the last six seasons at the university of san diego. takes over for mike macintyre, who left san jose state for a big paycheck in colorado. interim coach kent bear will lead the spartans in next week's military bowl. >>> an interesting acquisition from japan by the oakland as. the
with us today. a powerful earthquake sends shock waves through japan one year after a tsunami killed thousands . another sunshine warning in affect. >> steve: that is not good. it is a victory for capitalism but not everybody is happy. that is not wisconsin. it is the state of michigan taking on the organized unions. we'll tell you what just happened to the michigan workers. it changes everything. >> brian: really. big government goes to dogs like forcing flood lights in the yard . it is it happening on friday. "fox and friends" starts just about now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, everybody. tgif. hopefully you will have a great friday as we move in the weekend. get christmas shopping done and put up the lights and your tree. >> brian: last week of the summer concert series. is it over. >> gretchen: break out your snow mobiles. i got ear must haves for you. steve, i have gloves. >> steve: they would match your outfit. >> gretchen: i know. >> steve: you just want to share. it is the season for sharing. >> gretchen: i am a wimp with the gold. i don't like it eve
on what to cut, like right now, lower drug prices or pulling back our army from japan and europe. like every other country in the north does, like pulling back on positions from our army. i got the same response. it is the president's fault. i might have well have been a mannequin. they he want to talk about raising taxes of the rich. but it can't be dismissed as part of the compromise mosaic that will get the government out of the picture. they think they are so darn important down there. they think people either start or don't start businesses because of them. people start businesses to make money. i started five of them, i know. our politicians think they don't spend because they have lower tax rates. but they put people to work if there is demand and they think they can make a lot of money. they would rather save than spend. research is issued to death. what are they down there? i read some biased chart. honestly. if you raise taxes and lowered spending, we would be on top of the world. our stock markets would soar. and the level of wealth creation would be beyond washington's wild
. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, and some stay small. >> reporter: but this is not a small one? >> this is not a small one. >> reporter: and he's in
. in 39 games had five homers and drove in 16. signing of a new short stop from japan. so we'll sfee that is coming up tomorrow, this sports report brought to you by mercedes-benz. >> fun game. >> yes. he was. >> what a game. >> possible. >> they beat see. no word yet on9w justin smith who injured his elbow"u;ñ. >> cable channel 13, coming up, engineers take technology back to the basics. the tool helping millions of people feel their future. >> then at 11:00 why renewed calls for stricter gun control following connecticut school shooting could explain a surge in gun sales here in the bay area. it's coming up at 9:00 and 11:00 on abc 7 news. >> what is this edition of abc 7 news here at 6:00. >> from the entire abc 7 news team, thanks for joining us. >> we appreciate your time. hope to see you at 9:00 and 11:00. blp this is "jeopa please welcome today's contestants -- a clothing sales associate from valrico, florida... ...an operations coordinator from bristol, pennsylvania... ...and our returning champion -- a computer-chip designer from berlin, massachusetts... and now here is the
cuts go into a affect. and they hit a 20 month low against the toll lore, japan also swore in a new prime minister and he is promising to drive his country out of inflation. most of the other countries were flat and major european markets remain closed for their extended holiday. here it is on monday, everything was down but futures are moving higher and we are waiting for numbers on the housing market but those are expected to be good. trading volume is still light but the fiscal cliff deadline still approaches. >>> she saved two girls and now some positive news for the hero dog, how her health has improved. >>> and more from the tsunami, the washington shore and we have some concerns about it. >>> and you will wake up while you were sleeping it was sent straight to you and you can get your morning wake-up call by texting 70123. . >>> well check out this boat, it is believed to have washed out to sea during the japanese tsunami. it washed ashore and crabs and mussels also showed up and it's concerned it could hurt native species. they will contact the consulate and they will find o
to shoot it down. they wanted to fool japan. they succeeded. >> and it certainly does strengthen the new young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has been unable to do. >> by choice, actually. >> they haven't launched a satellite into orbit. >> south korea has not. this will undoubtedly spur competition with south korea. you'll see that. you'll probably see south korea respond with more batteries and japan will probably already do that. you have heard that we need to spend more. we spend $10 million a year already on a missile system. it has international ramifications that are going to destabilize. this is why the security council is condemning the move. >> so how much of a real threat to the united states, whether hawaii or the west coast, is this? >> we are not threatened an
to that. now, i had friend from japan, for example, come over to see me in san francisco and he saw all the bars on the windows. "what are all these bars for?" i said, "that's to keep the thieves out." he say, "you guys are living with--you got the bars on the wrong side-- bars are on the thieves." "oh, no, no. the thieves have their rights, man, you know?" and other thing is we get so used to it, so used to it. first, the bar on this one as ain't before, you know, the whole city is a barricade, you know? something that happens slowly, slowly, slowly, you get used to and you accept. it's like the nuclear missiles, right? first a few, right? then a few more, then a few more gradually they-- living in a whole world ready to blow up and well, you kinda get used to it. [laughter] small enough doses. something happens in san francisco at fisherman's wharf all the time that kinda bothers me. it's like auschwitz there. auschwitz. you get down there you wanna get your crabs, you wanna get your lobsters or you go to fisherman's wharf and you wanna order a nice lobster dinner. now how do you-- wh
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
this morning," margaret brennan, prague. >>> in japan this morning at least nine people are dead after it's unclof a highway tunnel collapsed. it's unclear why those massive concrete slabs broke away from the tunnel walls on sunday. smoke an lucy craft reports smoke and wi dust are interfering with rescue operations at that tunnel about 0 mimles west of tokyo. >> reporter: surveillance grimas inside the tunnel relayed the grim conditions inside. eteestimated 270 concrete toning panels, weighing one ton hech, scattered across the road stface like match sticks. rescuk hours before rescue crews could venture into the scene of horror and devastation to reach the victims of three cars crushed beneath the wreckage and burned after the vehicles caught fire. i saw flames shooting out of one of the cars, says this firefighter. a few of the victims escape t the smoke filled tunnel. a suddenas aching, says this lurvivor. as of the sudden i realized half my car was gone. the unnel's owner, central nipon expressway, said the tunnel had passed inspection the a few months ago. but the company later sai
not be nationalized. in more practical terms, father, who was born in japan, got his education here, paid his taxes, and could not be nationalized. when he married my mother, who was born in hawaii and a citizen, therefore, the moment she got married, she lost her citizenship because of a law that was passed. in 1924, a law was passed in the congress, approved by the president, that said, if a people is to be found on qualify for citizenship, their homeland will not qualify. this was the quarter legislation. in the case of japan, it was singled out. the one country in the world without immigration. if you use this as a background, one can understand why certain levels of animosity developed and existed prior to december 7. we, as young people, had no idea about what's going on. >> let's jump forward now. let's talk specifically about your experiences as a young man. 18 years old. >> i was 17. a senior in high school. i was well aware of the events and although our neighbors were very friendly and understanding, when the news of december 7 finally hit me, i realized what had happened. i concluded th
, is tracking him this holiday season. we just got video in -- yes, video in of santa. he is now in japan and also in korea because santa can do anything. it's magic. he's delivering it in those countries. then he'll make his way closer to the united states around midnight or so and eat the cookies left by kids around the country and deliver presents to all the good children in america. we'll continue to track santa. we'll be right back. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. >>> jamie foxx stars in the new quentin tarantino movie ""djang unchained," a violent movie. but after the sandy hook shooting, he said this. >> it tears you up. we have to do something. i think now i feel that everyone is really pulling together, and we hav
. >> that is china, incorporated. >> the korette su from the '80s from japan, it is a powerhouse and it will be more on the world economic scene as we move forward. >> you know, the job creators, the 2%, they laugh at us over there. >> they don't laugh, they look at us warily, i think is more probably more appropriate. they also are taking steps in their banking system, we should point out. they've bailed out any bank, depositors have never failed to get their money. but they're trying to put in a -- according to "the new york times," at least, a deposit guarantee system as well for the banking system. >> sounds like all systems go there. >> we'll see if this continues next week. meantime, we'll talk apple debuting the iphone 5 in china today. the iphone news isn't preventing apple shares from falling in the market. cutting the price target to $700 from $780. he does maintain a buy rating and said apple needs to expand more geographically. it's not dead, it's not -- but it needs to find ways to innovate its products. we sort of saw this coming. steve had a caution note on apple a few weeks ago which
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1945, president truman's decision to use an atomic bomb against japan. tonight we'll examine the process of making a tough decision. we'll hear about major decisions on an international stage, about corporate decisions, and personal ones. from taking down the most wanted man in the world -- >> the president turned to us and said, i made my decision. we are going to go with the raid. write up the orders. >> -- to giving up a dream career. >> it was this sense of almost unreality, of just -- i'm not sure i know who i am. >> to uprooting a company culture. >> some people actually quit. >> to opening the door to a closed society. >> this is like a spy thriller. >> absolutely. >> each of my guests has wrestled with a difficult choice. they will take us through their deliberations, their fears, and how they made their tough decisions. >>> at 11:00 p.m. on may 1, 2011 00:21 20111, two blackhawks, a translator and a dog named cairo took off from jalalabad, afghanistan, to kill osama bin laden. >> the death of bin laden mark it is most significant achievement to date in our nation's e
of land and says the boat carried green mussels to be from japan. officials say on thursday, they plan to go back to the area where the boat was found to see if any of the mussels were dislodged from the boat. >>> in the santa clara valley getting hit again with more heavy rain. you will see another line of showers working their way into the san jose proper area so they were dying down there. there's san jose and this stuff is pretty significant. it's coming down hard. it's a small band but it's powerful band. coming real close here. there's san jose, north first street it's raining real hard. willow glen is going to be raining really hard within the next couple of minutes in your place. campbell you're getting heavy rain. milpitas, you come north and you will see showers up around scott creek road and fremont that's moving off to the east so you're going to start to dry out for a little bit. you move up toward liver mother and sonol and showers are moving in a northeasterly direction. so the showers working their way out. santa cruz up in the hills here you're getting some moderate ra
. shipping to japan, korea, taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbol. >> so with the world a with sweet tooth. here's the saving grace. too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, a little flour, and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> all right. you can't help yourself, can you? >> i can't, no. >> and the cookies keep coming. in san lorenzo, abc7 news. >> another day, another storm. >> yes, deja vu, right? well, you were here yesterday. we are looking at some pretty heavy rain south of san francisco and north of san francisco. wind advisories throughout the bay area. heavy rain pushing into the peninsula and also in the north bay. we will track it for you and tell you how long it's going to keep a soggy mess coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead the little glow fish from the researchers say could hold the key to discovering life-saving drug >> meteorologist lisa argen is here now. >> we are looking south of san francisco on the peninsula getting pretty good rain right now. we want to start in the sierra nevada where a winter storm warning
. it sells a salty watermelon flavor in;q japan. >> no go. but i'm not going there. >> it's an acquired taste, i believe. >> putting tests to the test. >> open book, closed book? cheat sheet? one university study makes a surprising finding about the most effective way to learn. also ahead... all they want for christmas is a lot of cash. why this school district hopes that the mayor will agree. live in city hall, the story is ahead. >> i'm dan ashley. coming up at 5:00, kicking for a cause, bay area karate instructor who grew up in newtown, connecticut. he's finding a unique way to give back to family who's suffered such a great loss. and a simple way you can help a local school help find a campus garden. >> now, here is a lack at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> tonight on world news, there is a big backlash underway tonight against people profiting from selling assault weapons and chris kuomo brings us this story. including california teachers that want to pull investment funds out of investments like this. storms north of you. everyone trying to plot travel. we'll tell people h
to buy us food. shipping to japan, korea, taiwan. we have to increase the made in usa symbol. >> so with the world a with sweet tooth. here's the saving grace. too good gourmet, a little sugar, spice, a little flour, and a boss that works the way some of us eat cookies, she never stops. >> all right. you can't help yourself, can you? >> i can't, no. >> and the cookies keep coming. in san lorenzo, abc7 news. >> well, here we go again. we continue to feel this rain. >> yes. this is a pretty strong system. you will see it localize. heavy rain causing flooding this morning as the wind and rain increases. a look at the south bay. 52 degrees in san jose. we are looking at wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. so we will talk about how long parts of the south bay will see the rain. it will end last in your neighborhood and the rest of the bay we've got moderate rain in the north bay. the full forecast next. >> also ahead, the little glow fish that ucf researchers say could hold the key to [ female announcer ] style is long lasting when hair is nourished that's why new dove style + care frizz f
in japan. a seven time all-star over there. >>> if you were doing the holiday party tour this weekend here's what you missed. >> rams vikings danny a.m. dole la scores but on the spike the unfortunate usher... oh. faceful of pigskin. vikings adrian peterson is ridiculous. from knee surgery to 212 yards against the rams. been doing this all year. could be the all-time single season rushing king. he is 294 yards away. >> arizona teammates fighting each other on the sidelines at the new mexico bowl. the cat scored twice in 46 seconds to beat nevada by one. >> nba circus shot. that is spurs tony parker going crazy on the celtics. former warrior nate robinson is doing it for the bulls. scored at one end, and then at the other swats away brooks. that's a butte. buzzer beaters. good if it goes. oakland's finest, joe johnson from brooklyn to beat pistons in double overtime. >> love those, huh? >>> hey, warriors tomorrow against new orleans. plenty of tickets apparently available. it's been some ride on the road for them. >> thank you, vern. you have three believers, 49er believers. >> i'm there. >
in jail. he will be on probation for three years. he is the vice consul for japan in san francisco >>> a san francisco firefighter suffered smoke inhalation battling an apartment fire in the oceanview neighborhood today. the two-alarm fire started on the second floor of the three- story complex before dawn. 25 tenants had to evacuate. no word yet on a cause. >>> all right. dry now in san jose an across the bay area but we are on the verge of a wet few days coming. chief meteorologist paul deanno is tracking the storm. >> it is almost here. it is slow to arrive. when it gets here, it's going to be here for a while. we have a lot of rain coming. let's get right to it. high-def doppler radar is showing rain moving in and we are picking up light to moderate rain up 101 from santa rosa almost down to rohnert park through windsor and clearlake and tal stowing ga hidden valley lake and we're looking at lakeport where we are picking up heavy rain now and calistoga. wind and this rainfall, a wind advisory in effect for those of us in san francisco and along the coast. sustained winds overn
end stocks. tokyo's nikkei added 1.5% as japan swore in a new prime minister. the shanghai composite was up .25%. investors will return to wall street with concerns over the "fiscal cliff." on monday, before closing for christmas the dow lost 52 points while the nasdaq dropped 8. the white house says the president is cutting its vacation in hawaii short to deal with "fiscal cliff" negotiations. his focus, figure out a plan to avoid the huge spike in taxes and spending cuts set to take effect in 6 days. senate majority leader harry reid is believed to be crafting his own fiscal package including extending the bush- era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000. now, regardless of what happens with the "fiscal cliff," new taxes to help pay for the affordable healthcare act will take effect january 1. but the average american will not really see a difference in his bill to the irs. the wealthiest 2% of americans and the healthcare industry will pick up the majority of the tab. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now, ladies and gentlemen, time for the big story of the day. that is as
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